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Compression Testing

In this lab, a compression test is performed on a polyethylene cylinder. Quantities measured include Young's Modulus and the Yield Strength for the material.

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Digital Calipers

Digital Calipers

This metric/Imperial digital caliper (15 cm or 6 inch) measures to the nearest 0.01 mm (0.0005 inch). It features automatic power down and it includes a sturdy, protective plastic case.

Compression Accessory

Compression Accessory

Perform compression tests on the included plastic samples.

Materials Testing Machine

Materials Testing Machine

This is the assembly-only version; measures force and displacement for various materials as the materials are stretched, compressed, sheared, or bent.

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Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Compression Testing